Taking about the mid-range segment of the Indian smartphone arena, Samsung and Micromax are constantly colliding against each other with constant device launches in 2012. However, they are not the only ones in the mid-range smartphone race, there’s is one more prominent Android device player in the market and that is, HTC.
The Taiwanese phone maker has constantly released killer smartphones in the market, focusing quality and performance and it still poses a big threat to the other Indian market leaders in the mobile phone category.
Complying on the same, HTC has now released a new smartphone in the market – the new Desire X at a price of Rs 19,799.
Unveiled during the IFA 2012 expo in Berlin with the codename HTC Proto, Desire X is claimed by the company to have outstanding processing speed and power with a dual core processor. While the smartphone already reached the Indian shores last week, when it got listed for sales on eBay India website at same price on Ocotober 11. However, officially the company announced the launched of Desire X smartphone only on October 15.
Commenting at the launch of this smartphone, Faisal Siddqui, Country Manager, HTC India was quoted saying, "HTC Desire X is an extension of your social life. If you're looking to enjoy and share high quality multimedia, wherever you are, this is the phone for you. It not only looks and sounds great, but also provides a super-fast, highly personal mobile experience at a great price."
HTC Desire X Key Specs
As far as the specs of HTC Desire X are concerned, the handset packs a 4 inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixel resolution, dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 5MP rear camera, 768MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory, 25 GB of DropBox cloud storage for 2 years and a micro SD card slot for expandable storage support.
Further, running on Android 4.0 ICS OS and integrated with Beats Audio, the handset comes packed with connectivity features including 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2Dp and aptX audio and aGPS and is loaded with a 1,650 mAh Li-ion battery offering 10 hours talk time and 750 hours standby.
HTC Desire X is priced at Rs 19,799 in the competitive Indian market and is also available on various online shopping sites including eBay India and others.
Potential Rival – Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
When talking about competitive market standing against the latest HTC offering, how can one forget Samsung Galaxy Mini, which was unveiled last week at a special media event in Germany.
Specwise, Galaxy S3 Mini sports a 4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, dual core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, 5MP rear camera with LED flash and VGA front facing camera for video calling.
Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, the smartphone comes packed with connectivity features including Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and a 1,500 mAh Li-ion battery.
Hence, it can be said, whenever the mini version of S3 will get released in Indian market, the smartphone will be go up head-to-head against HTC Desire X. As both the smartphones seem to be inevitable with their mid-range price tags, similar dual core processors, 4 inch display, identical resolution, same rear camera and storage optics.
It is certain, that the tech media world is going to witness a stiff competition between the duo, and probably one might have to wait and watch till the release of S3 Mini to see which one will be the winner in the knockout. However, one thing is certain, 2012 has surely been one interesting year when it comes to smartphones.
What do you think? Can HTC Desire XC be the biggest bet by the Taiwanese manufacturer against Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini? Sprawl your thoughts in comments.